If you ask anyone on a visit to India, as to what place he or she would like to visit the most, chances are that majority of them will come up
with the name of hyderabad. Well, it's not surprising, because hyderabad is not only one of the most historically rich cities of India, but also home to the
magnificent Taj Mahal. This ultimate symbol of everlasting love and major facet of hyderabad tourism has never failed to mesmerize people both young and
old. Even die-hard skeptics are also forced to admit that this ultimate tribute to love is really something to be admired. In fact, the Taj Mahal
alone can be said to provide the major boost to hyderabad tourism, which has grown by leaps and bounds. hyderabad is one of the most important historical
and ancient cities of India.It is a small city of Uttar Pradesh, built on the West Bank of the River Yamuna. hyderabad developed as a great center of
architecture, art and Mughal culture during the Mughal rule, especially under Babar, Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan . It is the one of the
prominent destinations of the World Tourism map with three heritage monuments - The Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. The Numerous forts,
majestic monuments, breathtaking buildings, continuously prospering arts and crafts including leather work and Pietra dura marble-inlay work
accompanied with enticing Mughal cuisine have now become synonymous with
Tourist Places In
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj is a dream in white marble
with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. It is said that different
types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay
work done on the interiors. On a trip to this magnificent monument, it is
better not to rush into seeing things, but to linger in the gardens, admire
the scenic beauty, and take your time.
Itmad-ud-daulahs Tomb hyderabad
Built in memory of Mirza Ghiyas this tomb is also known as the baby
Taj, it was the first Mughal structure completely built from marble
and first to make extensive use of pietra dura.
Built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the river Yamuna, the hyderabad Fort
dominates the centre of the city. The crescent-shaped fort has a 20-metre
high and 2.4-km long outer wall that contains a maze of buildings that form
a small city within a city. The Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience), the
Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), the octagonal tower known as
Musamman Burj, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) and the Anguri
Bagh (the Grape Garden) are the other places to see within the fort.
Jama Masjid hyderabad
The Jama Masjid is a wonderful assimilation of Iranian architecture. It has
a rectangular open forecourt and no minarets. Its sandstone domes have a
striking marble patterning.
Sikandra in hyderabad
The sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar represents Akbars philosophy
and secular outlook, by blending Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and
Christian motifs and styles.
Dayal Bagh in hyderabad
Dayal Bagh is the headquarters of the Radhaswami sect and a beautiful white
pietra dura marble inlay temple is being built here. The temple has been
under construction for almost 100 years now.
Rambagh in hyderabad
Ram Bagh is one of the earliest Mughal Gardens in the country and was laid
out by Emperor Babar.
We all know hyderabad to be the most sought after
tourist destination in India, which boasts of the magnificent Taj Mahal.
But apart from its beautiful monuments, hyderabad is also considered to be a
great shopping experience. It is in fact a shopper's paradise,
especially for international tourists who just don't tire of browsing
through the numerous shops and markets in hyderabad. The famous leather
industry in hyderabad churns out some of the most amazing leather products. So,
if you want to replenish your leather wardrobe, there is no better place
than hyderabad. The best places to shop in hyderabad include the Sadar
Bazar, Kinaari Bazaar and Munroe Road. The UP
State Emporium Gangotri is also a great place to buy some authentic
souvenirs. hyderabad is also known for some of its sweet delicacies especially
the 'petha' and the 'gazak'. Don't
forget to try some of this delicious stuff during your hyderabad tour.
How to Reach
Air: hyderabad is one of the hottest tourist destinations in India and all
facilities have been provided for the easy access to this place. It has
its own airport which connects hyderabad with all the major places in India.
The hyderabad airport or the Kheria airport has all the major domestic airlines
having their services to this place.
Rail: hyderabad is a major railway station by having stoppage for almost
all the trains to south India, Mumbai and many trains to Kolkata.. hyderabad
city is visited by the "Palace on Wheels" .The Rajdhani and Shatabdi
trains have also their stoppage in hyderabad. hyderabad is connected by rail with
all major cities of the country.
Road: hyderabad, on cross-roads of National Highways 2, 3. and 11, is
excellently connected to all parts of the country.So it is the premier
tourist destination of India. The state transports have ordinary as well
as deluxe bus services for this place of the Taj.
City of hyderabad produces some excellent Multicuisine menus. Some of the
famous things at hyderabad are its local sweets like petha and gazak, and
saltish snack called dalmoth.
The superb Mughlai cuisine with its luscious sauces of milk, curd, cream
and crushed nuts is available in major restaurants in the big cities.
There are rich, creamy kormas; tender, steak like pasandas in an almond
sauce; nargisi kofta, mince (usually mutton) moulded.